Jurgen Klopp defends Fabinho’s slow start at Liverpool

Poor start from Liverpool’s big-money signing

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has defended Fabinho’s slow start to life in the Premier League following his move from Monaco over the summer.

The Brazilian was one of the star players at Monaco and was expected to bring some real quality to the Reds midfield.

However, he has hardly been in the team and has seemingly found it difficult at Anfield.

Now, Jurgen Klopp has been speaking about the players’ adaption to life in England.

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‘It’s absolutely no problem’

The German boss has explained that he doesn’t like the situation because he has to tell Fabinho he will not play, but insists it is ‘absolutely no problem’.

“I don’t like to compare players but we had a similar question about Robbo and Oxlade and I’m not sure if Sadio (Mane) played from the beginning, but I think he had a full pre-season,” Klopp explained in his press conference today.

“It’s absolutely no problem. I don’t like the situation, because I don’t like to say to Fabinho, who is full of energy and desire to play, to tell him he is not involved. That is not nice, but it is the job.

“He came from another league playing in a completely different system to us and that takes time.

“The plan was – and still is – that he will make us better.

“From my point it is all fine, but I know the situation isn’t what some people expected but I cannot change that.”


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